chair of built environment foresight,
Tim is Professor of Built Environment Foresight at University College London and Director of UCL’s Institute of Digital Innovation in the Built Environment, as well as an Honorary Professor of Civil Engineering at the same university. He moved to UCL in 2012 following a career in industry, and has substantial experience as corporate director of technology, innovation, knowledge management and sustainability for globally operating engineering design consultancies.
In addition, he was CEO of construction industry research body CIRIA from 2002 to 2007. Within his UCL role he works with leading individuals in industry, government and academia to understand and prepare for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. He is a leading advocate for BIM (Building Information Modelling), was a founding member of the UK Government’s BIM Task Group, was lead author of the UK’s published strategy on BIM Level 3 ('lifetime BIM’) and has provided advice in this area to the development teams of a number of large infrastructure projects. Tim is the immediate past President of the Institution of Civil Engineers.